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Hifn Unveils Express DR 250/255

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, today announced the addition of two new members of its Express DR card family, the Express DR 250 and 255, specifically designed to accelerate data de-duplication and data reduction applications. The Express DR 250/255 cards are the industry’s first hardware accelerated data de-duplication cards.

With today’s geometric explosion of data volumes, keeping IT budgets from increasing requires that redundant information in data files be reduced as much as technically possible. Hifn’s Express DR 250/255 accelerator cards accomplish this goal in two ways: first, with built-in powerful and fast SHA-1 or MD5 hashing algorithms, and second, single-pass LZS 2.5:1 data compression (on average) with an optional encryption engine.

“Sustaining data rate performance is a challenge for many companies that attempt to deploy extensive data de-duplication solutions," said Richard Villars, Vice President, Storage Systems at IDC. “Solutions like Hifn's new Express accelerator cards will make it easier for data de-duplication solution suppliers to offer higher performance data de-duplication with the added bonus of data encryption.”

Hifn Inc.